Today’s paper: sports writer Nick Curcuru summarizes the 7 Cape Ann high school teams ready for tournament time

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“The regular season is officially over for Cape Ann high school sports teams, and seven of the top teams in the area have survived to earn the right to compete for a state championship in the state tournament.” Read Nick Curcuru coverage of the upcoming division competitions illustrated with  photos by Jaime Campos and Paul Bilodeau here: “Sizing up Cape Ann’s State Tournament qualifying teams on HS Sports, Gloucester Daily Times, October 30, 2019. Photo credit Jaime Campos “Emmanuel Ishimwe and the Gloucester boys soccer team are making a third straight appearance in the Division 3 North State Tournament.”

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GHS field hockey up first. Soccer brackets will be released Friday. Check the Gloucester Daily Times for updates. Follow Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Department social media: on Facebook GHS Fishermen Athletics here “Field Hockey State Tournament Game – Thursday 10/31 at Newell Stadium. 4pm vs. North Reading. Hope to see a large crowd to support the squad!”or on twitter here- @FishermenGhs

 

Last regular season HOME game tonight! Be there #NewBalance #NewellStadium #GloucesterMA #GHSFishermen ⚽

See you at 6:30PM!

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ON Monday, boys varsity soccer beat Swampscott and they qualified for the 2019 tournament. There are three games remaining in regular season play:

  1. tonight Wednesday October 23, 6:30PM (JV 4:30PM) HOME vs. Danvers
  2. Friday October 25, 4:00PM (JV 4:00PM) AWAY vs. Beverly
  3. Monday October 28, 7:30PM (JV 6:00PM) AWAY vs. Malden

Beach Soccer Cup tournament 2019 at Good Harbor Beach Saturday

GHS soccer team arrives early to assist with the set up. 2019 marks the 6th year for the New England Beach Soccer (NEBS) Cup (founded by Gloucester natives)

Read about its beginnings (Gloucester founders) and all about Saturday in today’s paper here “Soccer in the Sand: New England Beach Soccer returns to Good Harbor Beach Saturday”

This year, all of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Fishermen Youth Soccer as well as the Gloucester High School Soccer Boosters and Soccer without borders.

Players drawn to a tournament hosted on beautiful beaches have an affinity for the natural world. Arriving teams and competitors stopped to check out the piping plovers before hitting the sand, and again when they left. In a similar way, the little mascots engendered care during the surfing competition.

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WATCH NEBS LIVE feeds here

FIFA Women’s World Cup begins today- Google added more options for following along

2019 FIF Women's World Cup

What a photo! Moment when local veterans services Director celebrates boy’s father who is currently deployed across the oceans

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Gloucester Daily Times front page November 9, 2018 features photograph shot by ©Paul Bilodeau for Ray Lamont article “Cape Ann Celebrates its vets this weekend”

Cape Ann Veterans services helps families and community stay connected to those who  serve. The boy’s father, Jason Rutkauskas, is serving in the Navy. Jason is also a wonderful soccer coach!

Army vs Navy Flag Football at Newell!

Cape Ann’s First Annual Veterans Flag Football Army/Navy

High Noon land and sea Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Newell Stadium Gloucester High School– easy back and forth from Middle Street Walk and the game. Austin Dorr & Mayor Romeo Theken have the coin toss. Carlos Goulart and Daniel Collins are the refs. GHS boys soccer is ‘kicking in’ some Gatorade and water support.

Army Navy Flag Football at Newell

Community fundraisers: O’Maley Washington DC trip and GHS soccer at Market Basket and Jalapenos

Local businesses step up for local schools and organizations! Save the dates

In case you’re wondering what’s happening at Market Basket on October 28th 8:30-3pm:

The BAKE SALE at Market Basket is a fundraiser for O’Maley 8th graders annual special trip to Washington, DC. “This important fundraiser is to provide financial assistance to
those who need it most for the trip.” Items can be dropped off at O’Maley on October 27th or at Market Basket at 8:30 on October 28th. Contact Allison Cousins for more details or if you’d like to help out on Saturday, October 28th email Allison acousins@gloucesterschools.com.  Donations and sponsors for the popular calendar raffle are also underway. Here’s a link to last year’s calendar if you’re interested in participating. You’ll recognize those generous sponsors!

In case you’re wondering what’s happening with GHS soccer raffle tickets:

Soccer players are raising money for the soccer banquet, gifts for senior players, and the soccer program. Raffle tickets are $10 each and each packet has 10 tickets. The prizes are listed on the tickets and are for sale through October 29. Winners will be announced at the fall banquet (date/time TBD)

JV2 has a soccer game at O’Maley today at 4pm. Varsity has a big game — Here’s their record “going into tomorrow night’s match vs Salem. Big game!!!!”

varsity record oct 13 2017

 

In case you’re wondering what’s happening at Jalapeno’s on November 6th:

Save the date for Jalapeno’s Night fundraiser for O’Maley Academy on November
6th. Dine in or take out at Jalapeno’s and a portion of their proceeds goes to O’Maley Academy!

Way cool NE Beach Soccer Cup at Good Harbor Beach June10 also benefits GHS soccer and FYS

“The New England Beach Soccer Cup tournament is not just about crowning a champion, but more importantly giving back to the community.

This year, all of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Fishermen Youth Soccer as well as the Gloucester High School Soccer Boosters.

These two organizations have been instrumental in the development of thousands of young student-athletes and soccer players and have played a vital part in the community for several decades. We’re so happy to be able to give back to these deserving organizations and re-invest in our youth and community!”

We can’t be there because of a Fishermen Youth Soccer game this Saturday–AWAY AWAY as in Haverhill– but we’ll check out that this cool new add-on: LIVE streaming the event!

NE 2017 beach soccer cup

Video from 2016